The Police

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of...

UKZN students in court after clashing with police in med school...

On Friday, nearly 100 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) medical school students flocked to the Durban magistrates court in support of two students who were...

National Shutdown Planned Against Gender-Based Violence

An organisation of feminist and gender activists is calling for a Total Shutdown and Intersectional Women's March Against Gender-based Violence on August 1. It...

Women say Booysens police station is not taking rape cases seriously

On Thursday night, the Soul City Institute and the Soweto Women’s Forum held a vigil outside the Booysens Police Station to draw attention to...

Safety concerns mount as thousands flock to Durban beaches

Thousands of people have descended on the city of Durban for the festive season, with many people taking advantage of the sunny weather to...

Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops

Thousands of cases of police brutality are reported in South Africa each year but only a fraction of them ever result in criminal charges....

Malls as the site of the “new apartheid”

In Dr. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s new book, The New Apartheid, he unpacks how apartheid never ended in South Africa. Instead it just reinvented...

FMF Activist Calls For Fees Must Fall TRC, All Protest-Related Charges...

During the 2015 and 2016 Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests, many student activists were charged with public violence and destruction of property....

Legal toolkit for student protesters in South Africa

On Tuesday the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) released a legal and practical guide to student protests. It is a user-friendly guide...

Here’s What #TheTotalShutdown Movement Is Demanding

August 1 marked the day thousands of womxn and gender nonconforming people marched throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries. The march was an intersectional...

#StoptheSale activists celebrate Tafelberg victory

It could be a huge stride against Apartheid spatial planning in Cape Town. The Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of...

News Flash #ShutdownSA: what is currently happening

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has now been deployed to assist the police to stop the civil unrest. However, destruction...

Fundraiser For Collins Khosa Family

Collins Khosa was one of the first casualties of the COVID-19 lockdown. Khosa from Alexandra, Johannesburg was killed on Easter Friday following...

Police and higher education ministries hold campus safety summit at UWC

The first School and Campus Safety Summit held at the University of the Western Cape discussed campus crime as well as security issues arising...

ICYMI: Here’s what happened this week at SA universities

This week saw the return of protests and conversations around #FeesMustFall, NSFAS, various other student issues and police brutality. 
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